Patch Management

Twenty-six bugs patched in Google Chrome 21 release

August 1, 2012

The latest update of Google's browser, Chrome 21, is accompanied by more than two dozen patches for vulnerabilities. Of the newly discovered bugs, six are classified as “high-priority.” Only one of the 26 vulnerabilities, discovered by a member of the company's security team, is identified as “critical” (CVE-2012-2859), but only affects the Linux operating system. While a majority of the flaws were found by members of the Google or Chrome security team, the company did pay $1,000 to two outside researchers who helped discover two of the six high-priority bugs. The update will be applied automatically, and users do not need to take any action.

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